Rear View Mirror - Janurary/February, 1992: Oceanside Christmas Parade attracted 23 Vettes, thanks to Corvette Owners Club of San Diego, followed by dinner at the T-Bird Diner; Eight Vettes took toys to the Street Masters toy drive at Marina Village; Christmas Progressive dinner was a huge success, with the gift exchange looking like it would last all night; Planning for the Weseloh show; 15th Annual Plastic Fantastic; Weseloh show date changed because of conflict with America's Cup car show at Sea World; Terrific New Year's party at the Kaplan's; Barbara & Barry Sklar won free brunch in John Pawoll & Steve Montagna's Mystery Brunch Run, by knowing Corvette trivia; Bob Berglund hosts Malibu Grand Prix and Marie Callenders brunch run; and Cerv-1 was aquired by Pro-team.

By now I suppose everyone except myself has seen the new Vette (I managed to miss it by a few minutes at the Plastic Fantastic). It seems like the February issue of every car magazine has a feature story on the beast. It does look like a winner! Now if Chevy can just get them out the dang factory door...

Membership News

By Helene Sheehan

Membership Chairman

12/04/96 Meeting:

At our December 4th meeting we did not have any guests, but we were very pleased to welcome Willian & Joan Knooihuizen of Carlsbad as our newest members. We hope they will join us in many events throughout the next few years.

We had no meeting the 2nd Wednesday in December or the first Wednesday in January due to the holidays.

December 4th we had our third name badge drawing. Don Wolfe's name was drawn from our basket but unfortunately Don was not at the meeting wearing his name badge to collect the $15. Therefore the post increases to $20 and rolls over to the first meeting in January, which will actually be the third Wednesday in January.

At the January 15 meeting, we had 3 visitors from the North County Corvette Club: President Les Anderson, Publicity Dave Haltermann, and Plastic Fantastic committeeman Ed Daher distributed flyers for the Plastic Fantastic January 24th at Seaport Village.

Shawn Silva's name was drawn in the badge drawing, and he was wearing his badge, so he won $20. The next drawing will be for $5 on February 5th.

Hopefully, somebody will be doing an extensive article about our Progressive Holiday Party, but in a nutshell, it turned out wonderful. Everybody that went had a great time. Terrific food at all three homes, good, good company and a really great gift exchange.

Many thanks again to the Pawolls, Eatons and DeHolls for opening up their beautiful homes to all of us.

I have the photographs that I took of everyone in front of the Eaton's gorgeous Christmas tree, but the glitch is, I need to see you to give you yours (they came out great)!!!!

The Plastic Fantastic had some award winning Vettes: In the Wash & Shine class, Wes DeHoll took third; in Street stock 84-96, Darryl & Betty McManus won fourth, Bob Wiltse took third, Gary Albright from Thunder Corvettes took second, and Eddie Sheehan took 1st place!


By Anne Lamache

Bob Wiltse retired January 3, 1997 and on January 4, Judy Wiltse held a surprise party for her husband at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Anne and Andrew LaMache, who were spending a week at the hotel, were invited. Thirty-one people attended the buffet dinner, and then assembled in a suite at the hotel. Bob, who had retired from the Customs Service, was honored by his colleagues. They relished the opportunity to roast Bob! Humorous stories and gifts were presented to Bob, but he took it all in stride. Hor d'oeuvres, various confections, champagne and soft drinks were served. It was a wonderful surprise party for Bob, as people came from far and near to enjoy participating in a well deserved farewell. Bob, may you find retirement to be the best part of your life, because now you can do whatever you want to! We wish you the good life you are entitled to. Best wishes from all in the North Coast Vettes Corvette Club.

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